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by AKKOLADE
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3694

Re: Packet Submission discussion

rdc20 wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:32 amgo crazy
maybe not that crazy
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

Guys, I appreciate and respect you. Truly. I'm not trying to be contrarian or defiant. And I take your comments under advisement. ... That being said, you haven't exactly pulled any punches telling me how you feel. So, I won't hesitate to do the same (with all due respect - and I mean that). I feel...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

Other people making bad decisions doesn't force you to make a bad decision. You should host the event online. Indoor events are more likely to spread COVID. Quiz bowl involves a lot of talking, which promotes airdrop formation, which is how COVID spreads. Chances are your moderators won't be wearing...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

The registration deadline for the October 17 Rookie Challenge is tomorrow, October 15. Once it hits the 16th in the eastern time zone, registration is closed.

You can register for our event at https://www.qblitz.online/?w=events.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

The registration deadline for the October 17 Rookie Challenge is tomorrow, October 15. Once it hits the 16th in the eastern time zone, registration is closed.

You can register for our event at https://www.qblitz.online/?w=events.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

So do you want to spread COVID or...?
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NASAT will be online - preliminary announcement
Replies: 0
Views: 484

2021 NASAT will be online - preliminary announcement

I'll be posting a full announcement in the next couple of weeks, but NASAT is going to be held online in 2021, over either Discord or Zoom.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

I just wanted to remind everyone that registration is still open for our October event. We'd love to have everyone compete! If you have questions, don't hesitate to email me at [email protected].
by AKKOLADE
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

I've had a couple of questions about this tournament. There are no eligibility restrictions on teams. Anyone high school (or middle school) player is welcome to register. Players will be able to play the questions in a pretty wide time period on the appropriate day of the event. All the players from...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Rhododendron Bowl ("Canceled" - Folded into Qblitz Rookie Challenges)
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Rhododendron Bowl ("Canceled" - Folded into Qblitz Rookie Challenges)

Thanks!

This tournament has been canceled as a standalone event. It has been folded into the Rookie Challenges we're running with Qblitz. A West Virginia champion will be recognized if there are sufficient teams registered.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

We had internal discussions a week or two ago and removed the Ibsen question, since we decided it was too difficult as a tossup at this level. I forgot to update that file, but I've done so now.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
Replies: 3
Views: 682

IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

International Quiz Bowl Tournaments, LLC (IQBT), in partnership with Qblitz, the premier online quiz bowl platform, invite your school to compete in this fall’s Rookie Challenges. These are a series of online quiz bowl competitions for high school students. Students will be able to compete from home...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
Replies: 3
Views: 609

IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

International Quiz Bowl Tournaments, LLC (IQBT), in partnership with Qblitz, the premier online quiz bowl platform, invite your school to compete in this fall’s Rookie Challenges. These are a series of online quiz bowl competitions for high school students. Students will be able to compete from home...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

We aren't accepting more mirrors at this time.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Rhododendron Bowl ("Canceled" - Folded into Qblitz Rookie Challenges)
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Rhododendron Bowl (Oct 10, WV HS Tournament, IQBT Rookie Set)

This post is reserved for a field. There is an initial field cap of 16 teams.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Rhododendron Bowl ("Canceled" - Folded into Qblitz Rookie Challenges)
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Rhododendron Bowl ("Canceled" - Folded into Qblitz Rookie Challenges)

International Quiz Bowl Tournaments (IQBT) is pleased to announce will be hosting an online tournament for West Virginia teams on October 10, 2020. We will be using the IQBT Rookie Set. This question set is intended to be a solid introduction to quiz bowl for new players or teams. The entry fee is $...
by AKKOLADE
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

We've added four new mirrors, raising our count to five.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

We've published 5 sample tossups and 5 sample bonuses here.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Mandatory reporting and misconduct
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Mandatory reporting and misconduct

I had a similar question regarding my status as a pharmacist while I was also the president of PACE a couple of years ago. I approached a lawyer who specializes in pharmacy law & asked him what would be my duty as a pharmacist if I were to receive a report as PACE's president. He informed me that in...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why are there negs in QB?
Replies: 17
Views: 2246

Re: Why are there negs in QB?

One argument off the top of my head is that at an event like PACE, where the field is so deep, the penalty for missing a question early is that your opponent will almost assuredly pick it up by the end and get the advantage on the bonus. I suppose another argument coming off of that is that at a tou...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

At this time, we are not allowing mirrors of this site at in-person tournaments in the United States. The situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States will be monitored; once it is better controlled, we will open this set up to in-person tournaments.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Re: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

This is a great policy and I applaud NAQT for implementing it.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old Articles About Quiz Bowl
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Old Articles About Quiz Bowl

I got a Newspapers.com account and am just looking at what I can find. The earliest reference I can find to "quiz bowl" is from the March 1, 1938 issue of the Napa Journal of Napa, California. In the radio listings, it indicates that a show called "Quiz Bowl" would air on KLS at 5:30 p.m. that day. ...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

We have surpassed writing 45% of this set.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Free IQBT Study Guides
Replies: 0
Views: 570

Free IQBT Study Guides

IQBT is pleased to launch a new program of enlisting top players and writers to put together study guides for players new to studying for certain categories at the high school level. These study guides may be found here . The first study guide covers classical music. It was written by Ohio State's C...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

The distribution has been changed slightly, changing the 1/1 British history to 1/1 British & Other history, which includes the rest of the Commonwealth, ancient history, historiography, and so forth.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 62
Views: 46145

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/game.jsp?game_id=933587 Who Would Win? An incredible team with camaraderie, balance, and synergy who would go on to place 2nd at HSNCT and 3rd at PACE NSC and beat many other top ranked teams OR some 🅱️ama 🅱️ois I'm not real sure that HSNCT's 35th best team in ...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

I'm pleased to announce that we have our first site, with Greg Bossick planning to use it in northwestern Ohio on November 21. It's still available for use at other Ohio sites if there's no overlap between teams that are being targeted. Also, we are targeting online events for usage of this set. Ple...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program

I'm well overdue in saying that I'm glad you've added compensation for this program. Thank you for doing that.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

The following is a list of all sites that will be using this set. This was last updated July 29, 2020. High School Mirrors Mid-Late October - Sullivan High School (Missouri), after school #1 November 21, 2020 - Greg Bossick, site TBA (Northwestern Ohio) Early December - Sullivan High School (Missour...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

The distribution of the tournament is as follows, on a per-packet basis. For those unfamiliar, the numbers indicate indicates the number of tossups and bonuses per packet – for 1/1, this indicates one tossup and one bonus per round. Science – 4/4 total Biology – 1/1 Chemistry – 1/1 Physics – 0.75/0....
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

IQBT is pleased to announce the introduction of their first Rookie Set. This is a set of 12 packets of 21 tossups and 21 bonuses intended for use at easy-level high school tournaments and at some middle school tournaments. Our goal is to produce a well-written set that is a good introduction to quiz...
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999

ryanrosenberg wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:41 pm
The MAQT archive from a similar time can be found here.
This link is dead.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Considerations for a code of conduct
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Considerations for a code of conduct

I'm in the process of writing a code of conduct for IQBT events, which I started last week. This is a resource that I'll be using for that, and I really do appreciate Marianna taking the time to put it together. The fact that I've kept my last two posts on the forums short are not indicative of me n...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Considerations for a code of conduct
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Considerations for a code of conduct

This is a great thread, Marianna. Thank you for putting this together.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community
Replies: 51
Views: 18440

Re: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community

Men need to be paying attention to these voices and do what they can to make quiz bowl a welcoming place to everyone.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program

So, I'm far from a lawyer, but I'm looking at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/71-flsa-internships and I wonder how this is legal, understanding that unpaid internships are woefully under-enforced. There's several points on the test listed on that page that I feel like IAC would have a h...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program

Arthur.Ramsay wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:31 pm This program is for fully-remote, unpaid internships
Unpaid labor is bad.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Buzz & Roll - a basketball side event
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: Buzz & Roll - a basketball side event

Reserving this post
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Buzz & Roll - a basketball side event
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Buzz & Roll - a basketball side event

I'm pleased to announce that I'm working on a basketball vanity side event. The questions will be similar to the basketball questions in my Wodern Morld packet from 2014. I have been informed by one or possibly even two people that they enjoyed these questions. You should expect a focus on whimsy an...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Retroactive name changes in tournament results
Replies: 9
Views: 1684

Re: Retroactive name changes in tournament results

Before doing a backend fix, know that there is a player from Hinsdale Central with a stat line in 2017 that had the same name.
by AKKOLADE
Thu May 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1574

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]

Has ACF considered extending 2021 Nats eligibility for graduating students who qualified the previous year? I completely understand this decision, but as someone who worked very hard to build a team that could qualify for Nats, I'm quite annoyed that we won't get to play a national championship tog...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12478

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

FYI you can't sign up to just be a donor; you have to select at least one session. Oops, good catch. Just sign up for Taylor's packet since that's the most popular and we're running five rooms no matter what 😂 no compulsion to attend! I just hit one, forget which. Just hit me up with donation detai...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12478

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

FYI you can't sign up to just be a donor; you have to select at least one session.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 14
Views: 10587

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta

Is NAQT able to share any news on HSNCT’s status?
by AKKOLADE
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: A brief, and now concluded, discussion about saving unused sets
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Re: Nationals Alternatives?

Frankly I think you'd get very, very few sign ups for anything resembling this idea, including from my team. The whole point of nationals is to play against other people in real time. Your suggested format would allow for none of that. Also with regards to national organizations saving their sets f...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: It’s National “Please Don’t Cheat Day.” So please don’t.
Replies: 1
Views: 964

It’s National “Please Don’t Cheat Day.” So please don’t.

Hello. It’s that anniversary. Some people will get annoyed that this is being brought up today, because that’s what happened the past year or two. The reason I’m posting isn’t to trash the most notable cheater associated with March 20; that’s been done enough, and as much as he deserved it, he has l...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Re: CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio

I am sorry to announce that the 2020 IQBT NASAT is canceled. We plan on hosting NASAT in 2021, at Ohio State if the scheduling works out with them and they would like to have us again.

I apologize to everyone for the inconvenience.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 15050

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Ike wrote: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:30 pm
Mike Bentley wrote: Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:29 pm I'm a little skeptical of someone like Ike representing himself as a non-top player at any point in college.
I played 2009 Nats as a high school student, and the posts I've made are about that experience specifically.
You were also among the best high school players ever.